Last spring I was enrolled in a fiction writing course where I was prompted to write two short stories. Having never actually succeeded in finishing a story, literally ever, I had my doubts. Come to find out, I'm not half bad. More importantly, I really enjoyed it. Once I had the stomach to share these … Continue reading The poetry I wrote this semester (for class)
If there’s one memory in my life I’ll never forget, it’s trapping a cat-sized blackbird in a plastic storage bin. When someone says they’ve been to Australia, you wouldn’t expect them to talk so intently about the birds. “How were the people?” someone might ask, not “what were the birds like?” Even my strangest of … Continue reading The birds in Australia can sense your fear
Under one elbow is my plush cat-shaped pillow pet, and the other, my Vera Bradley bag stuffed with tights, tacky group t-shirts, and enough hairspray to stiffen a small village. I've been excused from the rest of my Friday classes so that I, along with 49 other tween-agers, can embark on a coach bus journey … Continue reading MTV True Life: I was in a show choir cult
One minute I'm peacefully dreaming of beaches with sand made of Funyuns, and the next I'm being violently shoved awake by the touching down of plane wheels on a salted Nebraskan runway. My neck does this thing where it lunges forward and I release a small snort, but as soon as I realize what I've … Continue reading going home for the holidays
After traveling on my own, I’ve learned that hotels actually blow chunks and hostels are where it’s at. That extra “s” is life changing. If you’d classify your lifestyle as hoity-toity, I would not advise you to stay in a hostel. They will not meet your needs, but they sure as hell exceed mine.
That title is going to get me on TSA's watch list, but that's a price I'm willing to pay. My love for the airplane window seat is more than just a phase, it's a lifestyle. He might cost extra, but so does quac, and what am I gonna do, say no?? If you're an isle … Continue reading 5 reasons why I’ll fight someone for the airplane window seat
Unless you've been on a four-year social media cleanse, or literally have no friends, you're whole heartedly aware that birthdays are not at all what they once were. A simple "birthday dinner" is a thing of the past. Sure, that term is still tossed around, but it has no right being called that. If you're … Continue reading every college girl’s 21st birthday